Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Marinara

Looking for simple and easy main dish? This Instant Pot Italian Sausage is the recipe for you!

Two roasted sausages over marinara sauce with crushed tomatoes over spaghetti in white plate

All you need for this dish is Italian sausage, pasta, spices and  marinara sauce.

You an use store-bought one, or make this homemade Instant Pot Marinara Sauce.

The Sausage and Marinara is a one-pot meal with pasta and you can have it in your Instant Pot in only 13 minutes.

Saute sausage and onion, add the rest of the ingredients and let the Instant Pot do all the hard work for you 🙂

If you need some side dish ideas, feel free to check What To Serve With Italian Sausage.

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Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Marinara

A rich and bold-flavored dish of sausage with wonderful aroma…
4.80 from 64 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken sausage, marinara sauce, sausage
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 2 bell pepper chopped
  • 3 zucchinis diced
  • 16 oz marinara sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 28 oz Italian tomatoes crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese


  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add onion and sausage and saute until brown.
  • Add pasta, bell pepper, zucchini, marinara sauce, water. crashed tomatoes, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add cheese on top and serve 🙂


Calories: 530kcal Carbohydrates: 18g Protein: 22g Fat: 42g Saturated Fat: 14g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 1256mg Potassium: 1284mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 12g Vitamin A: 3200IU Vitamin C: 88mg Calcium: 151mg Iron: 3mg
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7 thoughts on “Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Marinara

    1. Sorry about that! It could be that the type of tomatoes or marinara that you're using is thicker than what I had tested with. Try thinning it out with a little water and see if that works.

  1. How do you intend to bring the IP to pressure with no thin liquid. 1 lb of pasta would need 4 cups of thin liquid.

    1. The liquid from the tomatoes is pretty thin, thin enough to work as the liquid for this recipe. Since it's different than the traditional method of cooking pasta, you do not need 4 full cups of liquid.

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